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who wrote him new letters. >> she said i know laws have to be passed by congress, but i beg you to try very hardly. i will try very hardly. >> reporter: he then layed out what he says he will push congress to pash. reinstate the -- to pass. reinstate the assault weapons ban. require background check. renew a limit on high capacity magazines and more. >> the only way we can change is if the american people demand it. >> reporter: then the president signed an executive order to enact tougher penalties for people who lie on background checks, and directing the cdc to research the causes and prevention of gun violence. >> we must do everything to stop such terrifying violence. >> reporter: the president's proposals face a difficult challenge with republicans and democrats. today they listened to more suggestions than the president had to prevent mass killing and gun violence. >> you can in fact make guns in a way that only the owner can operate that weapon. >> part of the community is a war zone. >> reporter: the proposal is expected to pass. reporting live, rita williams, ktvu chan
response to the sandy hook school shooting. a sweeping plan to overhaul america's gun laws. details came today at a white house ceremony. the $500 billion blueprint a is mixture of executive orders, and proposed legislation. the broader and more impactful ideas need congress to act. the president appealed to the hearts and minds of americans, while urging those lawmakers to act, and act soon. >> reporter: the president surrounded himself, with some of the children he knew gun laws will help protect. four children who wrote him letters. >> she said i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg you to try very hardly. julia, i will try very hardly. >> reporter: he then laid out what he will push congress to pass. the assault rifles ban. require background checks on all gun sales. 40% of sales right now have no such checks. renew a 10 round limit on ammunition magazines, and more. >> the only way we can change, is if the american people demand it. >> reporter: then the president did what he could without action. he signed 23 measures, including tougher penalties for people who l
america's gun laws. details came today at a white house ceremony. the $500 billion blueprint a is mixture of executive orders, and proposed legislation. the broader and more impactful ideas need congress to act. the president appealed to the hearts and minds of americans, while urging those lawmakers to act, and act soon. >> reporter: the president surrounded himself, with some of the children he knew gun laws will help protect. four children who wrote him letters. >> she said i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg you to try very hardly. julia, i will try very hardly. >> reporter: he then laid out what he will push congress to pass. the assault rifles ban. require background checks on all gun sales. 40% of sales right now have no such checks. renew a 10 round limit on ammunition magazines, and more. >> the only way we can change, is if the american people demand it. >> reporter: then the president did what he could without action. he signed 23 measures, including tougher penalties for people who lie in background checks. school flexibility to use federal money for safe
is a balanced plan to bring about safety or our children. >> reporter: but steve says the law is strict enough as it is, and if pressed, would he use his gun? >> if i was a victim of a violent crime, if somebody broke into my house and they were in there, sure, i would. what am i supposed to do, let them kill me? >> reporter: but in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre, this woman just wants to keep her kids safe. >> i don't want to have to hire armed guards around the school to protect them from the possibility of someone bringing in an assault weapon and shooting 30, 40, kindergartens. how many times does it have to happen before we say let's address one of the key points of the issue, which is to get weapons away from people who are mentally disturbed? >> reporter: and this man wants the laws to say the same. >> i'm 80 years old. fourth-generation californian. >> do you have a gun? >> none of your business. >> reporter: president obama is due to sign a gun-control bill by the end of this month. and the second amendment supporters t
has just enacted one of the most inhumane laws in preventing americans from adopting russian children who clearly have -- are now deprived of an opportunity to have a better life. i don't think the status quo in syria is something we just need to have some more conversations about. i think we ought to tell the syrian people that we're either going to help them or we're not. we know that a no-fly zone and we know the supply of arms so that they can defend themselves to counter the arms that are being provided by the iranians and the iranian revolutionary guard on the ground and there's no hundreds of thousands of refugees that are putting the strain on our allies. i've had a lot of conversations. we've had a lot of hearings. we haven't done anything. we've got, again, 60,000 dead and after 22 months and all i get, frankly, from the administration is the fall of assaad is, quote, inevitable. i agree. what about what happens in the meantime? i hope that you, and i know you are deeply concerned about that situation. it's terrible. it's heartbreaking. to meet a group of young women as i si
more. >> last time they had a gun control law was 1997, banning small handguns known as saturday night specials i was found to be conflicting with state law. >> thank you. later tonight abc 7 news political reporter mark math use will have local reaction outlined today at the white house, stay tuned for that later on in the hour in, marin county, the district attorney now says it may not have enough money to pay the people who turned in their weapons during that four-county buy back program yesterday. officials handed out $70,000 worth of vouchers but only raised 43,000s ndz cash to cover them. the total of 827 weapons were turned in. and another buy back is set for monday. it's currently scheduled for 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the san rafael and mill valley police departments but don't expect to get cash this time. for turning in the gun. >> we're used to seeing screeners in our nation airports but today a special unit made a stop in a train station in the east bay. it's a story you'll see only on abc 7 news. laura anthony sl live tonight. laura? >> hi, carolyn, tsa out here earl
says she is meeting with department of justice to try to bring more enforcement law enforcement resources to oakland. >>> we're also learning the reasons behind san jose police chief chris moore decision to leave the department. the 51-year-old chief last day on the job is tomorrow. moore says the last straw was when the city council vetted against putting a tax on last november's ballot to help the police department's finances. chief moore said if he decided he didn't have the support of city leaders it was time for him to go. san jose has not decided on a permanent replacement for him. >>> story of an attempted kidnapping in san jose is thousand being called a lie. the child's mother confessed to making up the story. coming up at 4:45 what is expected to happen next in the case and reaction from the community. >>> the local cycling community is split on whether to believe lance armstrong's apology for using performance enhancing drugs. >> i made my decisions. they are my case. i'm sitting here today to acknowledge that and to say i'm sorry for that. >> armstrong's long awaited
is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated fairly under the law. >> reporter: he urged congress to work with him. >> we cannot mistake absolutism for principle or substitute spectacle for politics. >> reporter: people who waited for hours embraced the harsher tone, the smaller crowd of 700, 000. anita jackson told me crunching numbers is missing the point of the inauguration rich with history and four years later, hope. >> i'm so proud and honored to be a part of this environment today. >> reporter: before leaving the capitol steps today, mr. obama took one last look over the gigantic spectacle and said, i will never see this again. >>> a group of east bay students made it to washington, d.c. for the inauguration but getting there was not easy. for half of the 46 students from claremont middle school, it was their first trip out of lakeland. the teacher knew it to be life changing. >> you're not just kids from oakland, you're citizens of the world. >> the group got to meet barbara lees, their congresswoman. >>> now it's time to get
and california has strong gun control laws. i see teenagers with ak-47s on the streets. >> and what the city of oakland need to do to keep our own streets safe, next. >> i answer phones and get lunch for my boss. >> one way to pay your way through college, but there is another trend growing for cash strapped students, a website that connects them to a sugar daddy. >> a little deep freeze to start your sunday morning but we will recover with highs in the 60s and plenty of sun around. there are the numbers. we will see you after the break. ,,,, ,,,,,, get beautyrest, posturepedic, even tempur-pedic mattress sets at low clearance prices. and through monday, get 3 years interest-free financing on selected models. don't miss sleep train's year end clearance sale. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ making espresso drinks..fixg computers... we're talking about part-time gigs tha pay your tuition. th . >>> the old definition of working your way through college, making expresser drinks, other things that help you pay your tuition, well, the new definition my involve sugar daddies. th
today as wills have biden's. both ceremonies will be small and private. by law, they have to happen on january 20th. and that means that the inaugural parade and ceremony will happen on the following monday. that is also the 50th anniversary of the martin luther king, jr. "i have a dream speech." in washington, d.c., cbs 5 5. >>> vice president biden was sworn in this morning. the supreme court justice administered the oath. tomorrow, he will take the oath again right before the president on the steps of the capitol with people looking on from the national mall. >>> more star power on tap this year. >> lady gaga is set to perform during the festivities. the pop star will sing at tuesday's ball for the staffers. typically, a private affair. and she will perform a specially worded number at the event, similar to what jayz did four years ago when he added his own lyrics at the same event. and now coming up on face the nation, the inauguration and the next four years for president barack obama. the state white house senior adviser will join this m
,000 and 2500 law enforcement officers from all over the country. as far out as california, as far south as florida. they're brought here, they volunteer and then they are deputized as united states marshals. for the period of the inauguration. they have police powers, in the city, they also have arrest powersth and they're basically going to be doing crowd control and such. so i, tweeted out a picture of this, a sea of police, that's just the beginning of it you also have something like 6,000 national guards. you have 4,000 from the d.c. police department and you have the unseen as you were talking about a minute ago. >> we talk about stuff being implemented. a lot of stuff they're prepared for just in case. >> absolutely. there's tons of it. obviously there are cameras all over the place, they're watching us and we're watching them and they're watching television. at an undisclosed location there are all sorts of law enforcement agencies, a veritable alphabet soup of organizations watching monitors. waiting for something to jump on. huge crowds expected here, but nothing like last time
agreement. bay area mayors as well. the chief of oakland says one of her key missions will be talking to law enforcement experts about crime fighting tactics. oakland's public safety committee recommended against bringing in well-known policing expert bill bradley. >>> a charge of car theft doesn't usually prompt a request to move a trial but when the car in question is a $200,000 lamborghini belonging to the top chef, that changes things. trying to move the trial saying the theft of the high-profile car has drawn such intense publicity he can't find an impartial jury. he is accused of firing a gun at a teenaged couple. the bullets missed them but they were hit by broken glass. the attorney also wants that case tried separately in that car. >> surf is up sunday at mavericks. organizers of the surf contest made the call today. looking at chomer video of the surf break with about a half mile off the coast of half moon bay. contest worthy right now but the man who discovered the massive waves says those big waves will be arriving all weekend and the c contest is a go. live with some very bad du
the law is finally over. it's been a global chase. the man was arrested today in 2011, he collided with a motorcyclist in santa clare a. the 57-year-old victim died. he left the country after failing to show up for a court appearance, he was found in the philippines and returned to the united states today. >>> what was a friend gesture is now a threat in local neighborhoods. we hear from people in pleasantpleasant enton that say knocks on the front door is something they fear. >> good evening, we are off of the 680 freeway, it's the neighborhoods that run parallel two miles up that -- where people say they have been targeted with knocks on their doors and not the good kind. >> when no one answered one family's nightmare began. the woman on this home said a while man in his late teens tried to pry and then kick down her door after 11:00 in the morning when her mother-in-law screamed he took off in a white pickup that was spotted a few doors down. >> kind of like he was looking for an address like he was lost. >> this more of three said she is on edge, knowing it happened when it was
. >> reporter: discharged under the "don't ask, don't tell" law, david prepares for history. >> just received a phone call last week asking if i would be willing to participate in the inauguration. >> reporter: the former air force sergeant and seven others will be citizen co-chairs in the president's inauguration, each represent a task achieved by president obama in his first term and will walk the parade and attend the balls. >> even though he's the person elected by the people, it's still the people that make the changes. >> reporter: the famous picture of the first lady dawning her new bangs, look closely. there's hall. >> she was fantastic. it seems to be her hair was the hit of the day. >> reporter: erica gonzalez, news 4. >> the eight citizen co-chairs will also take part in today's national day of service. they'll represent the health care reform law, the auto industry rescue, and renewable energy. >> let's talk about those bangs. >> i wonder how many people have gone to a salon asking for those same bangs. >> you'll see them all over the place. such a trend setter. >>> the time is 6:
a law banned smoking in enclosed environments. researchers say before the law took effect the number of children hospitalized with asthma systems have been growing by 2.2%. within 12 months after the law was in place, hospitalizations fell 12%. >>> the president has something going into his second term that he didn't have in his first, a graying head of hair. you can see these two portraits. the one on the left was in 2009 and the one on the right was last month. doctors say stress is to blame for a condition that cause as person to lose his hair and when it grows back it becomes gray. >>> why some people turned in their weapons after the money ran out. >> cooler weather is headed to the bay area, what you can expect for tomorrow and when you may need the umbrella coming up. >>> court papers endicate a teen was -- indicate a teen was annoyed with his mother before killing his family saturday. the information came in a statement filed ahead of the teen's court appearance tomorrow. investigators say he shot his parents and three siblings at the family house using guns that were kept in
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control laws. school children wrote to him with suggestions including an 11-year-old. >> she says i know laws have to be passed by congress but i beg you to try very hardéfcs. >> the conzbres reluctant to pass comprehensive gun controls. he signed 23 action that's include providing more federal money but added these are just first steps. >> congress, too, must act. and congress must acfgs÷, soon. >> what the president wants is a universal background check for gun purchases, a limit how many a clip can hold and a ban on military style assault weapons, advocates are gearing up for battle in a new video, the rifle association goes after the president, personally. >> slammed being skeptical of having armed guards in schools, his daughters are required secret service protection. julia believes her voice and those of children around the country can bring change to stop the violence. >> lawmakers are skeptical of the plan, and some democrats in the senate said they're uncomfortable with what the president is asking. coming up at 6:00 we'll hear from house democratic leader nancy pelosi and ja
a billion dollars. >> the law caught up with a suspected hit and run driver who skipped out on a court appearance two years ago. he was reentering the country from the philippines. plea police say he was driving a car that floon a motorcyclist in january, 2011 and kept going. the motorcyclist was killed. he had a million dollar bench warrant, now, knees custody. >> the driver of a car being chased by the alameda county sheriff's department crashed into at least two other cars. investigators not saying whether anyone was injured. we do understand one person was arrested at the scene. these are pictures from sky 7 hd. a number of other suspects apparently ran after the crash. police are still trying to find them right now. and quite a scare for shoppers in vallejo, police say a senior citizen lost control of the car and drove it into the store this afternoon. you can seat black car that slashed from sky 7. police say the driver and passenger were shaken up, but not hurt. we're learning about a home invasion murder of a wealthy south bay businessman. the common thread that binds them toge
now in san francisco, activists fight lg a new law bang nudity. a judge has been asked to block that law from going into affect on february 1. and he considers a lawsuit. the first hearing held today. no decision made. opponents argue the banw violates their first amendment freedom rights. they claim nudity is a political statement. attorneys representing the city claim it's a matter of public health as well as safety. >> high speed rail is one step closer to==Áreality. they're searching for trains to run up to 220 miles per hour along both costs. the prices could please critics saying the rail project is too pricey. officials expect to purchase 60 trains in 10 year autos people looking up reviews for san francisco restaurants can soon turn to yelp other -- for things other than adnx favorite dish. >> take a look at how safe and sanitary each restaurant is. more from san francisco. >> there is 3500 restaurants in san francisco. finding what you like can take searching. >> i go to the same two restaurants over and over. >> many turn to yelp to see what real customers have to s
the law strict enough adds it is in and if pressed would he use his gun? >> the somebody broke into my house and they were in there, well sure i would. what am i supposed to do? let them kill me? >> reporter: in the wake of the bloodshed at sandy hook. the mother of three was there in support of the other side of the issue and just wants to keep her kids safe. >> i don't want to have to hire armed guards to surround the schools to protect them from the possibility of something bringing an assault weapon and shooting 30, 40 kind gardeners. how many -- kindergarteners. how many times does it have to happen? take the ability to get the weapons away from the people that are mentally disturbed. >> reporter: this man wants the laws to stay the same and keep his privacy private. >> i'm 80 years old. fourth generation californian. >> you have a gun? >> i -- that's none of your business. >> reporter: president obama is due to sign a gun control bill by the end of the month and the second amendment supporters that i spoke to said they will not back down. from
>>> good morning. four more years. >> health care reform is no longer -- it is the law of the land. >>> united states conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden. >>> the majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. >>> we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >>> president barack obama, the 44th president, takes the oath of office to serve a second term. and we're here for all the tradition, pageantry and tradition "today," monday, january 21st, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," the second inauguration of barack obama, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from washington, d.c. >>> and good monday morning to you, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a monday morning from capitol hill. as you look at the white house there, now the capitol. i'm matt lauer alongside savannah guthrie, natalie morales and mr. al roker. >> beautiful sunrise in washington. no matter who you voted for, this is an historic day for th
access. law enforcement will be shutting down all the roads that lead to pillar point. also the national weather service warning about possible sneaker waves hitting the coast. that is starting late this afternoon through tomorrow morning. now if you'll remember three years ago during the mavericks surfing competition unexpected waves broke on shore and dozens of spectators at the southern tip of mavericks beach. within the past month waves have killed three people in the bay area including a man and his nine-year-old son who swept off the rocks while fishing in the head winds. a wave can strike with enough force to -- then they retreat back into the -- sneaker wave warning along the sonoma coastline citizen to san mateo county. officials have issued a high surf advisory that starts tomorrow and lasts through sunday. if you want to catch mavericks because of the 49er game a lot of folks might choose to stay at home and watch the game there as well as the surfing competition via live web cast. we will provide a link to that on our ktvu website. if you do decide to come out here the maveri
everyone else under the law. surely the love must be equal as well. >> it is the first time the issue of gay rights has been mentioned in an inaugural address. >> the opera house opened its doors for a watch party today. >> my fellow americans, the oath i have sworn before you today -- >> people gathered to watch president obama's faith in america's future speech. one woman came for the atmosphere and a speech that is all about community involvement. >> you know, he strikes the right amount of hope and challenges all of us to step forward and participate in our government which is important. >> people were thrilled the festivities on the day that honored martin luther king, jr. for more on today's festivities in washington, log on to www.ktvu.com and click on the inauguration tab. >>> while addressing the nation today president obama promised action on climate change. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler joins us now live in foster city with reaction and the reality. john? >> reporter: indeed it is beautiful here tonight at center park but experts tell me do nothing and today'
's three strikes law is a struggle pore inmates getting out early. many inmates who previously received life sentences are being released with $200 and little support. former inmates are not eligible for parole and did not receive services such as training and drug rehabilitation. they approved proposition 36 in november. it allows the inmates whose last crime was minor to be released if they don't pose a risk to public safety. >>> many jobs and programs are being saved thanks to governor brown's tax initiative. they no longer plan to get rid of all librarian positions. art and music teaching jobs are being saved. they need to implement five furlough days and increase the personal income tax on high income earners and increase the sales tax for four years. >>> this is raising questions about who will inspect the construction work on the first section of california's high-speed rail system. the current plan calls for whoever lands the contract, construction will also have to hire the inspectors. and they will report to the rail authority but the engineer's union said will could be a conf
else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> gay rights advocates are praising the president's speech, but critics including brian brown, president of the national organization for marriage, says he took offense to some of the president's remarks today. he says it was inappropriate when the president mentioned the 1969 stonewall riots in new york city which launched the gay rights movement and linked them to other civil rights struggles. and now that the work is over as you saw a few minutes ago it is party time. coming up we'll get back and give you another insider's look at some of the festivities and preparations to make it happen. >>> the first time in 18 years the 49ers are back in the super bowl. if you were around here in the mid-'90s and 1980s, you know how wild the bay area gets with 49ers fever. this time something totally new for the 49ers and the nfl. you probably know by now, sibling rivalry, two brothers coaching against each other in the super bowl. we have extensive coverage tonight of t
to say. chuck reed says he's not sure it's a good idea for cities to make their own gun laws with the president taking it up on the national level. >>> some of the best companies 0 to work -- companies to work for are right here in the bay area. janine de la vega joins us with more and will tell us were with google starts the list. >> reporter: good morning. many will likely feel a sense of pride that their company is ranking high. perks like using free bicycles like this, also helps and that's just the beginning. now, the search engine giant offers employees free massages, free food and access to the three new wellness centers and seven acres for the complex. there are benefits r to the same-sex partners and extra bonuses for vacation time. we looked up some questions google used to ask employees during interviews including to businessinsider.com. one question was how many golf balls can hit in a school bus. that was for a job for a product manager to show problem- solving skills. we talked to one employee who did not work for google who said he would like to work for the co
signing the legislation into law where women could get equal pay for equal work. >> that was the first one, first one he signed. >> i remember when i was in college my approvesor was old them and said women were getting 77%. i was thinking my god and to see that. i am happy about that. >> yeah. yeah. absolutely, lowis. i should have mentioned that. the lilly ledbetter act. again, so we are acting at the obstacles he had to overcome, it's amaidsing he got as much done as he did. >> this is "the bill press show." going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. [ music ] >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning. we ho
laws as the city council. instead, leaders reportedly discussed the cuts behind closed doors without any public notice and did not hold a vote. when asked about the legality of this issue, a lawyer for the hospital told the tribune that public notice was not required. >>> researchers have an answer for pregnant women worried that getting the flu vaccine could put their babies at risk. it won't. it turns out the most dangerous course of action is not getting the flu shot. the study looked at more than 117,000 pregnancies in norway. it found that women who caught the flu while pregnant had almost twice the chance of miscarriage. even if women got the flu after getting vaccinated, they were much less likely to miscarry. >>> the big question, what will you be watching this sunday, the 49ers or the best surfers from around the world? surf's up and mavericks is on. half moon bay and pillar point getting ready for the biggest party in the past few years. jean elle joins us in half moon bay. this is always evolving, for the fans and the surfers. what are the changes this weekend? >> reporter
. michael barr, abc news, new york. >> so sad. >>> and law enforcement officials are offering a $100,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest of a bank robber dubbed the ak-47 bandit. the suspect is wanted for holding up five banks last year in california, idaho and washington. in one heist he shot and wounded a police officer. and the fbi believes that he will strike again. >>> and firefighters in portland, oregon, used heavy cutting equipment to free a woman who was trapped in the tight space between two buildings. she was in there for four hours before being freed. the woman had been smoking on the roof of one of the buildings when she fell into that void which was only eight to ten inches wide. >>> important medical news for moms who are expecting. a new study confirms that the flu vaccine is safe for pregnant women and their babies. that's reassuring news since the current flu epidemic is raging. researchers found, going without the shot is risky. pregnant women who get the flu have a higher chance of fetal death. >>> now, some sports for you. a historymaking night in the nba.
immigration, he's got overseeing the implementation of the health care law which, of course, hasn't really fully taken effect. he's got energy and climate which is really the big undone story from the first term. he did not get that cap and trade bill. and he's not going to get it which means he's going to he is going to have to turn to regulatory and executive authority to achieve some of his goals there. and because of newtown, and other events, he has seen priorities change, and he laid out an agenda that will be difficult to achieve. that's why he is also trying to use executive authority as much as he can. >> how much time is there to achieve an agenda? is it really limited to two years. >> yes, the term is four years, but really what you're looking at through the 2014 midterm elections and really less than that. once you get to the summer of 2014, members of congress are looking to their real reelections. that's when people see their futures tied to different priorities than the president's, so democratic unity could fray in the later part of 2014. after that, the 2016 election will
to help in the push for stiffer gun control laws. >> although there's no single solution that can bring a decisive end to this senseless violence, it's incumbent upon each of us to try. and it's time to consider what steps we can take together to save lives. >> joining me now here in the studio, scott smith, mayor of mesa, arizona, who will be the next president of the mayors conference. mayor smith, thank you for joining me. >> thanks for having me. >> let's talk about guns. you are from a so-called red state there in arizona. >> so-called? >> you know. >> it is red. >> let's take a look at the graphics here that shows how things go, in terms of essentially red state -- blue state divide across this country with our gun laws. arizona among the places that wants to loosen laws. so you know what's coming here, in the light of newtown, do you think that your state is wrong on that front? >> that's the problem with this. who's right and who's wrong. we're talking about a basic constitutional right. there's a lot of differences of opinion as to at what point do you start to infringe upon th
executive orders that beefed up existing gun control law. the fierce senate hearings on the president's proposals are schedule for the end month. >>> there were separate shoots at gun shows across the nation today. in raleigh, north carolina, police say three people were injured when a shotgun accidentally fired. the owner brought it to the gown show to sell and didn't unload it. in minneapolis a man shot himself in the hand. and in medina, ohio a gun dealer found the he was checking out was loaded when he pulled the trigger and discharged. it wounded a bystander in the arm and leg. >>> those shootings came as hundreds of gun right activists took part in rallies at capitols today. >> today's event was one of several progun protests nationwide. many of the activists today said the proposed bans on some assault weapons and high capacity clips are just another way for the government to chip away at the 2nd amendment. >>> today was declared gun appreciation day by the group guns across america and urged gun owners to go to gun stores and ranges to accepted a message to congress and presi
stores and hotels and gave law enforcement time to prepare for an estimated 30,000 people many of who arrived by car. >> we stayed in capitola thinking it was going to be a short up the one. >> these fans ditched their car and opted walking a mile. >> we think siting in this traffic is going to take longer than we just walking. >> reporter: the surf action could only be viewed from a designated lot behind the oceana hotel. a place where tons of people were. some people compared this outdoor venue into a concert. but as long as there was a jumbotron showing the action no one seemed to mind. >> for more on the competition, you have to check it out go to our website ktvu.com and click on the mavericks tab. >>> san francisco authorities released the name of a 26-year- old man who was shot to death yesterday while driving near japan town. the victim was identified as jamal gaines of san francisco. jamal was driving a car last night when someone opened fire on his vehicle near gary and fillmore. he was struck by one bullet. he was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. the gunm
with a simple bunk and a phone while he was there, he did learn his sister-in-law, the duchess of cambridge, is expecting a baby. >> seems very unfair that they were forced to publicize it when they were. but that's just the media for you. i only hope she gets the necessary protection for her to enjoy the privacy that that comes with. >> now, when asked prince harry said he did kill taliban fighters during his deployment. that's sparked fears of possible retaliation. >>> 7:15. a man from texas was one of the victims killed in the hostage standoff in algeria. now his family is trying to cope with the loss. >> i could association my brother getting in a -- associate my brother getting in a car and getting killed but terrorism and texas don't get together. >> victor lovelady had just returned to the national gas plant. he was taken hostage when a group linked to al qaeda attacked the plant last week. the algerian military moved in on saturday but 38 of the hostages were killed. two other americans are also among those that were killed. >>> meanwhile, france says there are 1,000 african troops
live in l.a. with more now. william, good morning. >> reporter: yeah, bill. they say laws for are the law-abiding. background checks are supposed to stop what the government calls prohibitive possessers, illegal immigrants, adjudicated mentally ill and felons who face few penalties for it. maricopa county jail in phoenix, arizona. is it hard for a person with criminal record to get a gun? >> no. >> reporter: while washington debates back ground checks for law-abiding gun owners. where do criminals get their weapons. >> people usually go through other people to buy it. >> i say 95% off the street, crime guns. >> reporter: survey of 18,000 prison inmates found 40% get their guns off the street, 40% from friends and family. 4% from pawn shops. 1% from free markets and gun shows. >> got a second degree burglary charge. >> reporter: we asked inmates incarcerated primarily for robbery and burglary do guns detour crime. >> if you're trying to do something, bad or whatever, get away with them, obviously not going to deal with somebody who has a gun. >>> you don't know if someone h
there waiting for when they open up. >> thousands of law enforcement and federal troops will be on hand to make sure everyone's safe. today's swearing-in is ceremony real for the public. the constitution requires the official ontario of office to take place january 20th. the president was officially sworn into office yesterday at a small ceremony at the white house. he followed that up with a candlelight service sunday night where he said today's parties are not about him. >> what we're celebrating is not the election or swearing in of a president. what we're doing is celebrating each other. >> and he talked about what he called the most significant event of the inaugural weekend's celebrations, his wife's new haircut. >> i love her bangs. she looks good. she always looks good. >> the celebrations won't end until late monday night when the president and first lady attend three different inaugural balls. the theme of this year's presidential inaugural is "our people, our future" was selected by the presidential inaugural committee because they say president obama dra
ahead and enforce the laws on the books, they've been pushing for that all along and they like that and plus, it was a couple of weeks ago, where wayne lapierre was excoriated on the airwaves for saying how dare him coming out and saying we should have more police officers or armed personnel in the schools. and now the president of the united states, in his initiatives have suggested that as well to put some more school resource people in the schools. so, that goes along with the nra as well. >> brian: right now we're waiting for the swearing-in ceremony nor vice-president joe biden to get underway, they're running a little late and we'll bring it to you live when it happens, even if you're in the middle of at pocket chair ad. does this look like a threat? a five-year-old suspended fr kindergarten because of this? we report you decide. >> looks like a hair dryer. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? maybe you want to incorporate a business. orrotect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan atto
to bring more law enforcement resources back to oakland. we're also finding out the reasons why san jose police chief chris moore's decision was to leave the police department. 51-year-old chief's last day on the job is tomorrow. he says the last straw came when the city council voted against putting half cent sales tax measure on last november's ballot to help the police department with its money. moore says he decided if he didn't have the support of city officials, it was time for him to go. san jose by the way has not yet named a permanent replacement for chief moore. >>> 49ers fever sweeping the bay area. the team is one win away from the super bowl. ktvu janine de la vega is in san jose as fans gear up for the game. janine. >> reporter: we're here in downtown and one place that is expected to be packed with 49er fans is this sports bar on santa clara street. whenever the big games like this they usually bring in extra staff to happened l the crowds and make sure the beer is flowing. bay area fans have been stocking up on 49ers memorabilia. they plan on wearing their jerseys to chee
. the 2009 inauguration was a law gist cal nightmare. hundreds of ticket holders getting stuck in the tunnel. authorities say this time will be better. >> there will be such a different feel when you come down this time for the inauguration. there was extensive signs and we have social media sites you can follow. >> this year there is even an app for that. it picks up where you are, and it tells you from where the viewing screens are to where the nearby events are and telling me i am right on the parade route. >> along the 1.2 mile stretch of pennsylvania avenue to the capital steps to the white house, undercover officers and s.w.a.t teams out in full force. >> and that was cecilia vega reporting. our coverage continues tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of good morning america and we will start at 6:30. >>> veteran abc news woman barbara walters is recovering tonight after being injured during a fall at an ingnawing raying -- inauguration party. the 83-year-old fell in washington, d.c. and cut her forehead. a spokesman says out of an abundance of caution walters wept to hospital f
was a law gist cal nightmare. hundreds of ticket holders getting stuck in the tunnel. authorities say this time will be better. >> there will be such a different feel when you come down this time for the inauguration. there was extensive signs and we have social media sites you can follow. >> this year there is even an app for that. it picks up where you are, and it tells you from where the viewing screens are to where the nearby events are and telling me i am right on the parade route. >> along the 1.2 mile stretch of pennsylvania avenue to the capital steps to the white house, undercover officers and s.w.a.t teams out in full force. >> and that was cecilia vega reporting. our coverage continues tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of good morning america and we will start at 6:30. >>> veteran abc news woman barbara walters is recovering tonight after being injured during a fall at an ingnawing raying -- inauguration party. the 83-year-old fell in washington, d.c. and cut her forehead. a spokesman says out of an abundance of caution walters wept to hospital for -- went to hos
of appeals said they could find nothing in the law that made the practice illegal. it is common in the restaurant business for waiters and waitresses to have to share tips with busboys and bartenders. >>> the website parkingticket.com has declared a holy war on sunday parking tickets. a watch dog group is trying to get the word out that if you get one of those tickets, you can fight it free on its website. the point is to make the process more costly for the city. new york city tried picketing on sunday tickets three years ago, and they finally ended up getting rid of that. >>> an unusual story from san francisco. the owner of an art gallery deliberately set a work of art on fire. >> reporter: 25,000 matchsticks artistically arranged to look like a map of the united states. it was created by claire fontaine as part of an interactive art exhibit at the queens nail annex. >> fire is a very dangerous and noble work. to come here and see that people are playing with fire, the firemen don't like it. >> reporter: extinguishers were on hand and no one was on the top floor, but at 10:00
. all the law enforcement officers are making sure that everyone will be safe. but today the focus, it is on a day of service as a part of the inaugural weekend. >>> construction crews are working around the clock to prepare their capital for the second inauguration of president barack obama. it is a once in every four years job boom for the d.c. area contractors. >> yes, we have almost every skill under this roof. carpenters, the cabinetmakers, welders, graphic designers. painters. you name it. we have every skill. >> reporter: while the day of the inauguration has been known for years, contracts aren't signed and plans aren't approved until early january. >> it's not a lot of time. you would be surprised as we have worked 24/7, multiple shifts to be able to accomplish the right of way things. >> reporter: festivities get underway later this morning. today is the national day of service in honor of dr. martin luther king's birthday, which is on monday. the same day that president obama will take the ceremonial oath of office. after the pr
americans want stricter gun laws. and obviously, there will be opposition up on capitol hill. there is some bipartisan support for what the president is doing, but i think in general, there is a sense that now's the time to get it done. so that will be a big priority for the president. >> we've also been talking quite a bit about the debt ceiling. we now have the president, he's already gotten this offer from the house republicans for this extension, this three-month extension. and then i guess that nobody would get paid if the senate doesn't buy this. so do you expect a big fight ahead on this as well? >> well, we expected a much bigger fight. there was that sense that this was building up to be like what we saw in the past. but the white house says they're encouraged by what republicans are doing. you hear senate majority leader harry reid as well, saying that they're encouraged by this move. because, as you know, republicans were saying that they would not raise the debt ceiling on this. there were these equal spending cuts. and the president came out and said, i'm not going to negotiate
as the national hall here and there are some 40 law enforcement agencies that work in the district of columbia when you consider the federal, the local, various different agencies, fbi, justice department, et cetera, et cetera, it goes on and on and on and they're out in full force and last night several thousand national guardsmen were deployed and they'll have to filter through that. it's smaller than in years past and four years ago 1.82 million people here and this time around they've lowered the crowd estimates from originally expected from 6 to 800 down to 5 to 700,000, it's chilly, but folks are already in the lines and quite a stampede in the next three hours as we get ready for the president getting ready to take his inaugural, having been officially sworn in yesterday. >> brian: carl, how many red bulls so far. >> gretchen: oh, my gosh. >> reporter: haven't cracked them yet. a few days, but we'll have our share. >> brian:'s got six with him, who is he kidding? thanks so much. we had a problem, none of our guests could get through the security. and jim brown had a knee operation and
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